Mac 128k Owner's Serial Number

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Anybody got a 128k made before February 7, 1984?

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before 1984?

i received the Original Macintosh with model number M0001 and it has no "128k" logo on the "Macintosh" badge

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all it has on it.

the FCC # which is BCG9GRM0001
There in no place with the words "Serial Number"

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HOW TO FIND IT

Sorry, forgot some of you may not know the secret to determining your Mac's age:

http://macfaq.org/serial.html

The 128k's can be found under the left front bezel next to the brightness knob.

Thanks!

Also, from what I've found, Apple did manufacturing/troubleshooting tests only at the Freemont plant in December 1983 and reportedly rolled the first salable Mac off the assembly line in January 1984. So we're really only talking about 4 weeks or so of manufactured Macs, but that's still about 10,000-15,000 Macs which some of you may have.

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this is what it said

Your Mac 128(M001), with serial number F4090BFM0001, was the 411th manufactured during the 9th week of 1984 in Fremont, CA.

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Revised Dates

Looking at a caladar from 1984, I'll revise the dates somewhat. My 128k was built the 6th week and was the 644th. You can pinpoint a day pretty well if you figure that Apple sold 70,000 Macs in 100 days between 1/24/84 and 5/3/84. That's roughly 2800 Macs a day based on a 5 day week from January 1. Also in 1984 there would have been at least one big holiday delaying the start, so I expect fewer Macs rolled out that first week if any at all. It also means that more Macs may have been made per day. Though, that 70k figure doesn't reflect items sold in advance of manufacture either. It also doesn't take into account Macs that were unsold by 5/3/84. So given the variables 2800/week seems like a reasonable figure for estimating.

I'm putting a date on mine of about the 6th now which means I'm looking for 128ks produced prior to the 6th of February 1984.

January 1984

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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February 1984

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Mine is the 319th of week 9.

Mine is the 319th of week 9. So mine was just 92 macs before yours. I heard that they were producing 1 every 23 seconds which makes our macs about 35 mins apart. cool

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#8477

"Your Mac 128 (M0001), with serial number F4256KHM0001, was the 8477th manufactured during the 25th week of 1984 in Fremont, CA."

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Re: HOW TO FIND IT

Mac128 wrote:

Also, from what I've found, Apple did manufacturing/troubleshooting tests only at the Freemont plant in December 1983 and reportedly rolled the first salable Mac off the assembly line in January 1984. So we're really only talking about 4 weeks or so of manufactured Macs, but that's still about 10,000-15,000 Macs which some of you may have.

Not to reopen an ancient thread or anything....

I just bought a Mac with serial number F352035M0001. Yup, 1983, week 52, production number 107. It appears to be 100% production, not prototype; and I bought it from the original purchaser, who said he bought it in early 1984. (Sadly, he didn't keep the original packaging.) Yup, it's possible that I have the 107th production Macintosh!

(P.S. It's "Fremont", not "Freemont".)

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pretty cool link

Mine: Your Macintosh 128 (M0001), with serial number F4381C3M0001, was the 1567th manufactured during the 38th week of 1984 in Fremont, CA.